With the recent heat wave in California, it has officially felt like Summer in these parts. After returning from our trip back east I found myself nesting for the season. I spent a few days organizing, cleaning and getting our home ready for a sun filled season and discovered a few things in the process that have made me feel re-energized to entertain, cook and take on the days. It’s amazing how a few adjustments around your home can make a world of a difference in your everyday routine.In the Bathroom, Towel Tornado: During the Summer we love cooling off at the end of the day with a beach or pool swim. Somehow towels end up in every corner, on every towel rack and the closet that they came from is somehow a disorganized mess. So I came up with a new system that seems to work pretty well. I found a giant basket that I loved and rolled each towel, stuffing them in vertically. Took half the time to put them away after going through the laundry and looks pretty cute!
In the Kitchen, Open Shelving: When we remodeled our kitchen two years ago, I was hesitant about going with open shelving because I wasn’t sure how we would keep it looking organized. We ended up getting rid of a lot and opted to keep everything clean, white and unified for the most part. Everything has it’s place which seems to keep us in check but every season I love to dress it up with a hit of color. For summer I added a touch of yellow with lemons, a favorite new olive oil and some favorite brass pieces.
In the Refrigerator, Summer Snacking: During the Summer months I find myself in need of pick-me-ups throughout the day, I blame the heat and non-stop activities, so I try to keep the kitchen stocked at all times. Activia® Fruit Fusion is something you’ll always find in my refrigerator—especially the Strawberry & Raspberry. They’re a good source of calcium and are filled with probiotics. It’s something I’ll eat at any time of the day and grab before heading out the door.
In the Bedroom, Seasonal Scent: My dresser top is a place that quickly gets disorganized and messy. So, I try to keep only a few pieces of jewelry and one perfume on display at a time and switch the options out every 2-3 months. I found a Lucite tray that I love, which contains everything and adds a glamorous touch. In a separate cabinet I use stacked Lucite trays to keep the rest of my jewelry collection.
In the Garden, Hosing Around: Our backyard needs a lot of TLC, which is at the top of our summer to-do list. I checked off one major upgrade that has kicked off the motivation all around: a shiny new garden hose. It’s not only saving space but looks ten times better.
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